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At the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, we're here to help build your business. Dedicated to recruiting new business, growing our existing industries and improving our county's business climate, we're ready and waiting to provide a wide range of services for your company, whether you're a start-up or well-established player. We do this by:

--Targeting key industries including in

formation & communications technology, federal government contracting, data centers, aerospace, air cargo, life sciences and agriculture
--Building our new and existing businesses with strong business assistance programs
--Keeping up with the latest incentives and workforce training opportunities available to your business - and helping you take advantage of these opportunities.

Last year, Loudoun Economic Development produced a rural report that we presented to the Loudoun County Board of Supervi...
09/01/2024

Last year, Loudoun Economic Development produced a rural report that we presented to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. The report, "Roots of Prosperity: Nurturing Rural Resilience in Western Loudoun County," is a comprehensive look at the department's efforts to support Western Loudoun.

We invite you to read and share the report today!

Western Loudoun has long been celebrated for the way its picturesque landscapes, rich history, and charming communities play a vital role in creating a meaningful cultural tapestry for which our entire county can be proud. Additionally, the rural areas of Loudoun play an important role in our strong economic standing thanks to the vibrant and dynamic rural business sector that thrives within the county.

With the support of our Board of Supervisors, DED built innovative programming to support rural businesses during the pandemic and beyond. Award-winning programs like the “Business Interruption Fund” and “Loudoun is Ready”, consumer-facing marketing initiatives like the “Loudoun Made, Loudoun Grown Marketplace” and “Take Loudoun Home for the Holidays” and new direct support programs such as “Seeds for Success” and the “Loudoun Farm Exchange” are just a few examples of the great work our team has done in support of rural businesses. This report will go into much more detail about the work DED does in support of businesses in Western Loudoun.

Follow the link to get your digital copy today!
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 Equinix has allocated $4.9 billion in green bonds to become climate-neutral by 2030. The bonds funded 172 green buildin...
09/01/2024



Equinix has allocated $4.9 billion in green bonds to become climate-neutral by 2030. The bonds funded 172 green building projects, 33 energy efficiency projects, and two power purchase agreement projects, which supported 225 megawatts of renewable energy capacity. Equinix's co-innovation facility in Ashburn, benefited from the bond funds and allows the company to trial advanced power and cooling methods for future data centers.

Equinix, the largest global data center and colocation provider for enterprise network and cloud computing, announced it has fully allocated $4.9 billon in investment-grade green bonds to meet its goal of becoming climate neutral by 2030 and improving the operational eco-efficiency of its business.

Be ready to swing, serve, and smash your way to victory when the brand-new indoor pickleball facility opens in the Villa...
08/01/2024

Be ready to swing, serve, and smash your way to victory when the brand-new indoor pickleball facility opens in the Village at Leesburg. Check out the artist renderings of the future Village Pickle Loudoun's interior that have been unveiled by The Burn.

Window signs have already gone up on the exterior of Village Pickle, creating buzz for pickleball experience that's soon to come!

Stay tuned for updates, grand opening announcements, and a chance to be a part of the pickleball revolution! But for now, see what they have in store for .



Things are really starting to roll at the new indoor pickleball facility coming to the Village at Leesburg. The first window signs at Village Pickle have gone up on the exterior and we have artist

Loudoun Economic Development has issued two Requests For Proposals from reputable third-party organizations to support L...
08/01/2024

Loudoun Economic Development has issued two Requests For Proposals from reputable third-party organizations to support Launch Loudoun, a signature program focused on the success of Small and Minority-Owned businesses. Responses are due by Friday, January 19. Check the link for more information.

Loudoun Economic Development Issues Two RFPs in Support of Local Small and Minority Owned Businesses Loudoun Economic Development (DED), a department dedicated to attracting and maintaining a diverse commercial tax base in Loudoun County, has issued two Requests For Proposals...

Recognize our region’s data center industry contributions by nominating companies and individuals for the Northern Virgi...
05/01/2024

Recognize our region’s data center industry contributions by nominating companies and individuals for the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) . Nominations are accepted in these six categories through Jan 12:

☑️ Community Champion
☑️ Construction Project
☑️ Data Center Innovation
☑️ Global Data Center
☑️ Rising Star
☑️ Sustainable Champion

Nominate here: https://hubs.li/Q02fr4l40

Then, join us on Feb 21 to celebrate this vital sector’s growth and economic contributions to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

bkd Bagels has announced they will be opening a third   location this year.BKD Bagels already has a location in Leesburg...
04/01/2024

bkd Bagels has announced they will be opening a third location this year.

BKD Bagels already has a location in Leesburg on South King Street and another in Purcellville at the Purcellville Gateway shopping plaza. The new location will also be in Leesburg, taking over the space that Dolce & Ciabatta vacated in the Fort Evans Plaza II shopping center. In addition to their full bagel offerings, they also plan to have indoor and outdoor seating as well as a full coffee bar.

Big news in the local bagel scene. Bkd Bagels has announced they are expanding to a third location in early 2024. The new location will at 500 Fort Evans Road in the Fort Evans Plaza

Join the Loudoun County Cybersecurity Professionals Meetup on January 9!The featured speaker will be Anil Varma, Founder...
03/01/2024

Join the Loudoun County Cybersecurity Professionals Meetup on January 9!

The featured speaker will be Anil Varma, Founder and President of InterSec, a Leesburg-based cybersecurity service provider to small and medium-sized businesses. The tope will be, “Guarding the Digital Frontier: Best Practices in Security for a Safer Tomorrow.”

Register to attend this FREE networking event today!

Join us on January 9, 2024 for our next Loudoun Cyber Meetup! December Review Thank you again to our hospitality sponsor for our December Meetup, ExtraHop. On December 5, we had another impressive turnout at our Meetup, so thank you to all of...

 In 2024, the workplace is set to witness significant changes and developments. As we look ahead as an economy, it becom...
03/01/2024



In 2024, the workplace is set to witness significant changes and developments. As we look ahead as an economy, it becomes evident that workers' ambitions, driving flexibility, and AI skills will take center stage. These key factors will shape the future of , highlighting the importance of individuals' aspirations, adaptability, and technological expertise.

See what Forbes had to say about the future of the workforce in 2024.

To retain competitive advantage, employers need to step up to meet talent demands and understand what motivates them, as it may not be what employers are used to.

Attention pickleball enthusiasts in Loudoun County 📣 The USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation has announced plans to open Villag...
29/12/2023

Attention pickleball enthusiasts in Loudoun County 📣 The USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation has announced plans to open Village Pickle, the county's very first dedicated indoor pickleball facility next month.

Located at the Village of Leesburg, this center will initially feature four courts, with plans to expand to eight by summer. The mastermind behind this concept is Henry Fonvielle, the president of Rappaport, which manages all leasing at Village at Leesburg. Last summer, he created temporary courts in a vacant storefront to enjoy the game with friends. In August, he welcomed members from pickleball clubs in the area to test out the space, and an impressive turnout of over 150 players joined in on the fun.

Learn more about this exciting addition to the pickleball scene in Loudoun!


The nation’s fastest-growing sport will soon see an expansion in Loudoun County as the USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation announced plans to open Village Pickle, the county’s first dedicated indoor pickleball facility

There's a change coming for Silver Line Metrorail riders. Starting January 2, County Transit will be making adjustments ...
28/12/2023

There's a change coming for Silver Line Metrorail riders. Starting January 2, County Transit will be making adjustments to 20 out of the 21 local bus routes that serve the Silver Line stations. The main aim is to improve the service for all of you heading to the Metrorail stations. The only exception is Route 333, which will remain unchanged and will continue to serve Quantum Park and Pacific Boulevard with stops at the Loudoun Gateway Metrorail Station. They constantly evaluate all routes every quarter to ensure shorter wait times and to better serve riders who need to make connections at the Metrorail stations. Check the link for more information!

Twenty of the 21 local bus routes serving the Silver Line Metrorail stations in Loudoun and Fairfax will be adjusted beginning Jan. 2 with the goal of improving service for

Learn how your employees can earn $2,400 CISSP scholarships to upskill their skillsets! Schedule an appointment with SCI...
27/12/2023

Learn how your employees can earn $2,400 CISSP scholarships to upskill their skillsets! Schedule an appointment with SCIPP International and during your meeting, be sure to ask how your employees can qualify for an additional $1,200 grant.

To schedule 👉 https://hubs.li/Q02dQb0H0

MELT Gourmet Cheeseburgers in Leesburg was named the TOP cheeseburger joint in Virginia, according to Yelp!Check out the...
27/12/2023

MELT Gourmet Cheeseburgers in Leesburg was named the TOP cheeseburger joint in Virginia, according to Yelp!

Check out the full list in the article 🍔

Yelp’s analysts recently set out to determine the “top” cheeseburger restaurant in every state using data obtained from Yelp’s community of online reviewers.

Urgent care options are expanding as Inova has opened Inova-GoHealth Urgent Care at 20070 Ashbrook Commons Plaza, locate...
26/12/2023

Urgent care options are expanding as Inova has opened Inova-GoHealth Urgent Care at 20070 Ashbrook Commons Plaza, located off of Russell Branch Parkway in Ashburn.

The new location is the second Inova urgent care facility to open since Oct. 1 and is the 15th center in Northern Virginia. The facility is designed for urgent health concerns that might not warrant a visit to the emergency room. Inova officials said patients will visit the urgent care with COVID-19, flu, minor cuts, fractures, sprains, and allergies.

A new Inova-GoHealth Urgent Care facility opened to the public on Monday in Ashburn. The health center will be open 365 days per year.

 When AOL moved to Loudoun in the late 1990s, no one could have predicted the   that followed.The domino effect that led...
26/12/2023



When AOL moved to Loudoun in the late 1990s, no one could have predicted the that followed.

The domino effect that led to the county becoming the tech hub it is today is one of the most unique economic success stories ever told.

For Steve Gaitten, it all started with some tears.

It's been nearly two decades since the Vatikiotis family bought the Old Theatre Centre on 860 East Main St. in Purcellvi...
21/12/2023

It's been nearly two decades since the Vatikiotis family bought the Old Theatre Centre on 860 East Main St. in Purcellville and the family remains overwhelmingly appreciative for the tremendous support they have received from the community as they celebrate this significant milestone.

This two-story establishment proudly houses their beloved Greek and Mediterranean restaurant and catering business, My Deli & Café, along with various other businesses that lease space within the building.

When they acquired the property in 2004, their primary objective was to preserve the building's unique charm and historical essence. Previously a movie theater, the interior underwent a remarkable transformation through a substantial investment of over $1.5 million, while the exterior remained faithful to its original appearance.

Nearly 20 years after the Vatikiotis family purchased the Old Theatre Centre at 860 East Main St. in Purcellville, the owners want to express their gratitude for the support they

Dulles Town Center mall has been sold and according to new owner, Srinivas Chavali, CEO of Virginia Property Investments...
21/12/2023

Dulles Town Center mall has been sold and according to new owner, Srinivas Chavali, CEO of Virginia Property Investments, he plans to renovate parts of the mall, attract new entertainment-focused tenants, and eventually build mixed-use developments on the property.

Chavali attended the grand opening of the mall in 1999 and having recently emigrated from India at the time, was inspired after spotting Ted Lerner, to begin his own real estate career.

We are excited about this economic opportunity and look forward to the future of Dulles Town Center!

Srinivas Chavali purchased Dulles Town Center from New York Life for $46 million.

A dynamic group of 14 women-owned small businesses have come together to form the King Street Collective in Leesburg.The...
21/12/2023

A dynamic group of 14 women-owned small businesses have come together to form the King Street Collective in Leesburg.

The Collective, nestled at the heart of 26 N. King St., is the brainchild of the visionary Sarah Holway, owner of the Corner Store in Waterford. Joining forces with Cheryl Strasser and Bre Grant, co-owners of the adjacent bakery and café, Cowbell Kitchen, their joint efforts have truly brought this dream to life.

Their comprehensive idea is to foster a strong sense of collaboration among all the Collective members, creating a vibrant community where ideas can flourish. The space will serve as an incubator, allowing businesses to fearlessly test out their innovative ideas and bring them to life.

Other collective members include Peace by Piece Jewelry, Alicia Bruce Creative, Potomac River Kids, Divine Eclectic, Suzanne Hale Jewelry, With Love vintage clothing, Flores and Terram sustainable fashion, Little Pink Truck Boutique, Bougie Not Basic, The Lovely Librarian, Bee Olive Designs, Mountain House Vintage, and Pink Marmota wood earrings.



A group of 14 women-owned small businesses have recently teamed up to form the King Street Collective in Leesburg.

Several   communities were named in the Best Places to Raise a Family in Virginia: 2023 Report.Niche analysts judged Vir...
20/12/2023

Several communities were named in the Best Places to Raise a Family in Virginia: 2023 Report.

Niche analysts judged Virginia neighborhoods and suburbs on their schools, housing, jobs, weather, crime rate and seven other "quality of life" yardsticks, giving each a traditional "report card" of academic-type grades.

Three Loudoun neighborhoods were in the top 10, with Broadlands landing at #1, South Riding at #3, and Brambleton at #7. Check out the full list and see more information on why your town or neighborhood received the score it did.

Over half of the top 50 communities to raise a family in Virginia are in the same county, according to Niche. See where your hometown ranks.

 Virginia was recently named the best state for Veteran-owned businesses.The article cited veterans’ entrepreneurial suc...
20/12/2023



Virginia was recently named the best state for Veteran-owned businesses.

The article cited veterans’ entrepreneurial success with the unique skill sets and discipline that many possess from their time serving in the armed forces. In Virginia, it was found that 58.7% of veterans are employed and their average earning are 1.6 times higher than non-veterans—better rates than anywhere else in the United States.

Check out the article for the full rankings and other key findings.

When America’s military members enter civilian life, veterans tend to out-earn their nonveteran peers—indeed, the median income for veterans reached a record-high of $50,476 in 2022, compared…

Leesburg gained a taste of Italy when David Mata-Bruni and his parents, Luis and Vicenta Mata, opened Caffe Bottega Ital...
19/12/2023

Leesburg gained a taste of Italy when David Mata-Bruni and his parents, Luis and Vicenta Mata, opened Caffe Bottega Italiana at 8 Fort Evans Road this summer.

This unique establishment houses a sandwich shop and food market that proudly showcases a wide range of imported items from Italy. Mata-Bruni personally selects these products from a New York-based importing company, where he previously worked, before relocating to Northern Virginia nearly three years ago.

Visitors to Caffe Bottega Italiana can explore an assortment of Italian ingredients and products in the market, such as cannoli, pasta, sardines, aged balsamic, olive oils, bread sticks, and much more. Alternatively, shoppers can step into the café area and indulge in delectable options like arancini, specialty meats and cheeses, pastries, coffees, sodas, chocolates, sandwiches, and pizza.

If you haven't checked out Caffe Bottega yet, be sure to pay them a visit! They are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.



A little corner of Italy was added to Leesburg over the summer when David Mata-Bruni opened Caffe Bottega Italiana with his parents Luis and Vicenta Mata along of Fort Evans

According to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Loudoun's economy experienced an impressiv...
19/12/2023

According to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Loudoun's economy experienced an impressive growth rate of 6.3 percent in 2022.

This growth demonstrates the resilience and strength of 's economy. The report, which measured the gross domestic product (GDP) for every county in the country, revealed that Loudoun's GDP reached an astounding $33.8 billion last year. The hard work and innovation of our community are truly reflected in this achievement.

It's important to note that Loudoun achieved the highest GDP growth rate of 6.3 percent among all counties in the Mid-Atlantic region, highlighting an exceptional economic performance. In comparison, the average county in the United States saw a GDP growth rate of 1.9 percent in 2022. These numbers clearly indicate that Loudoun County is not only thriving but also making significant strides towards economic prosperity.

Read more in the link!

A new report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis showed Loudoun's economy grew by 6.3% to $33 billion in 2022.

Dulles International Airport will soon be welcoming an iconic DC restaurant to its lineup of eateries.Ben's Chili Bowl, ...
19/12/2023

Dulles International Airport will soon be welcoming an iconic DC restaurant to its lineup of eateries.

Ben's Chili Bowl, a 65-year-old Washington landmark, will be bringing its famous homemade chili con carne and half smokes to the end of Terminal B, in the vicinity of gates B70 and B72.

Ben’s originally opened in 1958 on U Street in DC and currently has six locations in the area, including one at Reagan International.

The iconic DC restaurant Ben's Chili Bowl is opening a location at Dulles International Airport — bringing its famous homemade chili con carne and half smoke hot dogs to travelers. The new restaurant will be

The Purcellville Business Association honored Elysium Axe Bar, View of Heaven Farm, and PBA President Erin Rayner at its...
18/12/2023

The Purcellville Business Association honored Elysium Axe Bar, View of Heaven Farm, and PBA President Erin Rayner at its annual award dinner on Thursday night at the Loudoun Golf and Country Club.

Elysium has been very active in the PBA and earned the Business of the Year Award. View of Heaven Farm provides employment to people of differing abilities and earned the Nonprofit of the Year Award. Erin Rayner served as PBA president for the last two years and earned the Volunteer of the Year Award.

Congratulations on your awards, thank you for your dedication to the community, and we wish you continued success!

The Purcellville Business Association held its annual awards dinner Thursday night at the Loudoun Golf and Country Club to name the best business, nonprofit, and volunteer of the year.

The Loudoun Coalition on Women and Girls has published its annual Voices of Loudoun Women Pulse Survey. The survey conta...
18/12/2023

The Loudoun Coalition on Women and Girls has published its annual Voices of Loudoun Women Pulse Survey.

The survey contains 14 questions and can be completed in approximately five minutes.

The LCWAG Research & Impact Hub periodically conducts surveys to identify and monitor the important issues in the community that impact women residing in Loudoun County. Feedback informs LCWAG’s program development and provides actionable data for community leaders to make informed investments.

The Loudoun Coalition on Women and Girls has published its annual Voices of Loudoun Women Pulse Survey.

A dedicated group of small businesses in downtown Leesburg are coming together to make this holiday season extra special...
18/12/2023

A dedicated group of small businesses in downtown Leesburg are coming together to make this holiday season extra special.

They are on a mission to encourage to support local businesses. The new nonprofit Leesburg Movement, aims to revitalize Leesburg's downtown district, emphasize local brands and artists, and eventually earn the prestigious title of Main Street Community. Learn more about this effort and make this holiday season unforgettable while supporting our local gems! 🎄

A group of downtown Leesburg’s small businesses are working to create a special holiday shopping experience and encourage area residents to shop locally, according to Kim Wensel, co-owner of Range

At Loudoun Economic Development, we talk a lot about Loudoun’s diverse business ecosystem and the MANY unique types of b...
14/12/2023

At Loudoun Economic Development, we talk a lot about Loudoun’s diverse business ecosystem and the MANY unique types of businesses and entrepreneurial concepts we have in the County. That’s why we are so excited to welcome Shake & Bops Cafe!

Owned by Loudoun native Alexandra Patton, Shake & Bops combines two of her loves: coffee and plants ☕🌿. Shake & Bops will feature locally sourced coffee beans and as a member of the Leesburg Garden Club, she has propagated many of the plants that are in the café, which will be for sale.

Shake & Bops Botanical Café is located at 19 Wirt Street in Leesburg and opens at 6:30am Monday – Friday and 9am on Saturday and Sunday. There is no designated parking for the café but the Town Hall parking garage has a corridor that leads right across from the shop’s front door.



To learn more about this business, visit their website at: https://hubs.li/Q02cr74B0

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A new small business is coming to downtown Leesburg and opening next week. Shake and Bops Botanical Café combines two of Loudoun native Alexandra Patton’s two loves: coffee and plants.

Want to give the gift of   this year? Check out Handmade by LMAC - Local Makers, Artists and Crafters! Not only is this ...
13/12/2023

Want to give the gift of this year? Check out Handmade by LMAC - Local Makers, Artists and Crafters! Not only is this an incredible store with incredible products, the store's owner, Veronika Amaya, has a pretty incredible story about how she got started.



Delicately painted glass, artfully thrown ceramics, and meticulously stitched leatherwork are just some of the handcrafted items you will find at Handmade by LMAC (Local Makers, Artists, and Crafters), an aesthete’s paradise brought to life by local artist Veronika Amaya....

Just imagine an Etsy or Pinterest store brought to life - that's exactly what Painted Tree Boutiques is all about and it...
13/12/2023

Just imagine an Etsy or Pinterest store brought to life - that's exactly what Painted Tree Boutiques is all about and it seems a second location is in the works for . In May, The Burn gave the scoop on an upcoming store at the Sugarland Crossing shopping Center in Sterling where it's taking over part of the former Shopper's grocery store space. But now it looks like another Painted Tree location is coming to the Dulles Landing shopping center in south Loudoun. Stay tuned for updates!

Imagine an Etsy store or a Pinterest page come to life — that's the idea behind Painted Tree Boutiques and now a second location for the fast-growing chain is in the works for Loudoun County.

Start your day with coffee and networking! The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce Business @ Breakfast is a great opportunity f...
12/12/2023

Start your day with coffee and networking! The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce Business @ Breakfast is a great opportunity for you to network with other professionals. Secure your spot for Thursday’s event and take advantage of the early bird rate by tomorrow. This month’s guest emcee is Scott Loftis of Atlantic Union Bank. The Chamber is also collecting grocery store gift cards for Loudoun Hunger Relief to help fight hunger this holiday season.

12/14/2023 @ 8:00am - 9:30am - Start Your Day With Coffee & Networking Grab your business cards and join us at our Business @ Breakfast monthly roundtable networking event at Belmont Country Club, where you will have the chance to connect with Chamber members from a wide range of businesses. This ev...

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